Monday August 12 2019
'Dybala didn't have United minerals'

Ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he is glad Paulo Dybala turned down the Red Devils because he ‘hasn’t got the right minerals’.

United had agreed to swap Romelu Lukaku with Dybala, but the Juventus forward opted to stay in Turin and the Belgian ended up joining Inter.

That has left Ferdinand questioning the 26-year-old’s desire, given he is no longer a first pick for the Bianconeri.

“A lot of players have declined coming to Man Utd in recent years. They’ve chosen somewhere else,” he told the Daily Star.

“But I don’t know how Dybala had the audacity to turn them down when he’s on the bench at Juventus. He needs to start playing some football.

“Maybe he’s thinking: ‘I want to be Champions League or I’ll sit on the bench. I’d rather do that than play at Man Utd.’

“Well, I’m happy he didn’t come, then because you haven’t got the right minerals that I want in a Man Utd player!

“I want someone who wants to come and thinks: ‘Man Utd need to get back to being a top team, I want to be the catalyst’.

“That’s the type of person you want to come through the door.”

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